Monday, December 21, 2009

Closures

While watching the news the last few nights, I've been playing around with some very small, old pieces of felt, trying to look at them with new eyes. Since making bags is part of the classes I'll be teaching this next year, I wanted to look at these small pieces for decorative closures on the bags. With a ton of beads that I never seem to use, this might be the answer for the small pieces of felt and the much neglected glass beads. These small pieces of felt come from color experiments. If I am unsure about how a colorway with look in a completed state, I'll make up sample-felt. From the looks of my stash, I'm unsure about a lot. I think these pieces could also be made into small pins for simply wearing felt on a small scale, an accent on a hat, splash of color on a sweater, or maybe even a pendant of necklace. Gotta do more thinking on it.

Oh, Happy Winter Solstice! I never really think of it as the first day of winter, I think of it as the day we head back toward Spring! I love winter, love wearing big bulky sweaters, warm shawls, hand made wool socks, felt hats, mittens, the quiet beauty of big snow flakes, the striking beauty of white, the geese in huge flocks flying overhead, the gentle hibernation that happens in me. I love winter, but honestly, sometimes, does it have to be so cold!

Wanted to ask you, have you found a felting blog that should be added to my growing list? If so, please let me know. There are some fantastic artist out there and I'd dearly love to plug them here.

God's Peace to you,
Suzanne

3 comments:

krex said...

I love the color combination in your scarf...(hard to believe I used to only wear black .)

One of the things I love about felt is there is no waste...if I don't like a needle felt I have done, I can cover it with another layer of roving...extra wool scraps can always be used to add texture and color to other projects .

Happy felting !

Hooked On Felt said...

I've also seen where some artists will sell their scraps of felt. That is a really great fine...and what a clever idea, huh?

Heather said...

I love your ideas regarding new uses for 'forgotten' sample felt pieces. I hate to let any of these cute little bits and bobs go to waste!
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